Rev. B Maurice Hall

Rev. B Maurice Hall

(1927-2009)

Reverend B. Maurice Hall was born in Oklahoma.  Upon graduation from Pasadena College (now Point Loma Nazarene University) in 1950, Maurice attended Nazarene Theological Seminary.  Upon graduation he served as pastor of Nazarene churches in Los Angeles, California.  He was ordained an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 1952.

In 1956, Dr. and Mrs. Hall began work as Nazarene missionaries in Africa, where they would serve for the next 20 years.  Rev. Hall was one of the founding missionaries for the Church in Central Africa, first in Nyasaland (Malawi) and in 1963 beginning work in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (Harare, Zimbabwe). He authored the book “I Sought for a Man: The Story of Nazarene Missions in Central Africa,” in 1966.

The Halls returned to the United States in 1975 to pastor the Santa Ana, California First Church of the Nazarene.  In 1986, Rev. Hall was elected District Superintendent of the Southern California District, a position he held until his retirement in 1998.  He died 2009.

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